Dr. Laurence Klotz professor of surgery, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
The meeting will be a mix of talks including interactive sessions with cases and discussions. Headlines of the talks:
State of the art of active surveillance
Smart screening for prostate cancer
Reconciling intermittent therapy with the importance of low testosterone on ADT
Recent developments in treatment of M1 disease and CRPC
CV – Dr. Laurence H. Klotz
Laurence Klotz is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Past Chief, Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, did his residency in Toronto and McGill University in Montreal, and was a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
He is the current chairman of the Canadian Urology Research Consortium and the World Urologic Oncology Federation (WUOF). He is a member of the American Association of Fenito-Urinary Surgeons, past President of the Urological Research Society and the Canadian Urological Association, and Honorary Member of the American, Chinese, and Chilean Urological Associations.
Professor Klotz’s research interests include molecular and metabolic effects of androgens and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), active surveillance, focal therapy for low risk disease using HIFU, and prostate cancer prevention. He has been the national or international principal investigator for multicenter clinical trials of ADT, active surveillance and biomarkers for prostate cancer, among numerous others. Professor Klotz is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Urology responsible for prostate cancer, the Editor Emeritus of the Canadian Urology Association Journal, and is an Honorary Director of Prostate Cancer Canada. During his career he has authored approximately 350 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 books. He founded ‘The Void’, an all-urology contemporary rock band. He is married to Ursula, and has 2 children, Alex, a physicist at MIT, and Betsy, a sign language interpreter. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for meritorious public service in 2013, the Lister Prize and the Society of Urologic Oncology Medal in 2014, and the Order of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society Harold Warwick Prize in 2015.
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